Minutes 16th January 2012

Minutes of Bramley Parish Council

held in the Village Hall on 16th January 2012, at 7.30pm.

Parish Councillors present were:

John Ferguson (Chair), Richard Wood, Claire Penfold, Philip McCorry, Dalton Hopkins, Alan Douglas

Also present were:

Borough Cllr. Rhydian Vaughan, The Clerk, PCSO Geoff Furmor-Dunman, 13 members of the public

ITEM          COMMENT                                                                                                                                                                   ACTION

1.0             Apologies

Cllr. Chris Holland, Cllr Janice Spalding, Borough Cllr. Ranil Jayawardena, , County Cllr. Keith Chapman

2.0             Minutes of the last meeting

Proposed Cllr. Hopkins, seconded Cllr. Penfold

3.0 Finance

Accounts for payment were approved, proposed Cllr. Penfold, seconded Cllr. Douglas.

4.0             Planning

See appendix for applications

Cllr. Ferguson asked the Councillors to vote on the matter of the SOLVE fighting fund, following the presentation at the previous meeting, and the forwarding of much relevant information for perusal ahead of this meeting. He asked all the Councillors to express their views. There was a further brief discussion on some of the matters raised at the last meeting, and also about the Manydown issue.

Councillors were reminded that the motion being carried was the specific issue of raising funds from the parish precept to offer a donation to SOLVE/Countrywatch for the purposes of fighting the LDF.

Four Councillors voted against providing funds for this cause, two Councillors abstained. It was made clear once again that those in support of the fighting fund would be able to donate as individuals. Councillors were also reminded that the consultation period for the LDF will shortly be open and there will be an opportunity to comment during this period and it would be included on the February agenda of the Parish Council.

It was resolved not to donate to the fighting fund.

 

5.0             Police Report

Cllr. Ferguson reported that PC Lee Coleshill has moved on to a new position and from now on will be part of the Targeting Patrol Team within Basingstoke

It was noted that there was ongoing discussion between the Police and local councils regarding the Community Speed Watch initiative and that in Bramley there were 2 volunteers so far. It was agreed that the question of whether to pursue the CSW project or revert to the SLR/SIDs as previously used would be on the agenda for February. There is continued concern that volunteers may not stay with the scheme for very long and in particular may be reluctant to volunteer in poor weather.

Borough Councillor Report

It was reported that Clive Saunders would be the new Leader of the Borough Council.

6.0 Transport, Highways and Parking

It was confirmed that there would be a meeting on Monday 6th February at 7.30pm in the village

hall to present the proposed Highways improvements within Bramley.

Several other issues were being opened up for discussion:

It is being proposed that the footpath known as the Cinder Track might be redirected so that it does not come out near the garage with the danger of moving vehicles, but just behind the garage into Jibbs Meadow and onto the main road near the notice board. It is thought that this area would be a preferable crossing point than at the busy junction on the top of Bramley Lane.

Another matter for discussion is the parking issues at the Drs surgery as people park along the verge and reduce visibility. The possibility of a mirror being put opposite the open driveway of the surgery car park might help.

7.0             Environmental matters

Bramley Stones: As the previous contractor had not started work on these repairs, a new contractor had agreed to take on the repairs at the same cost. There were no objections within the Council to this contractor being given the go-ahead. Resident Ray Moreton offered to assist with looking after the stone near his home and clearing any growth around the base.

 

The Parish Council had been approached by a prospective purchaser of the land at Tudor Farm currently for sale. It was noted that this was agricultural land and as such there would be no requirement for Planning Permission for the proposed Poultry Farm idea, provided environmental issues such as foul drainage were addressed. The purchaser has asked whether there were any other ideas for this land which might meet with approval. There was also a possibility of working together with the purchaser if they were to proceed, towards the use of some land for allotment gardens. It was stated that public opinion would depend very much on the density of the proposed farm and any buildings which may be required.

Cllr. McCorry expressed a view that this land is for agricultural use and people living in a rural area should not be too against this idea.

8.0 Items for the next meeting

Parish Plan update

Cllr. Penfold confirmed that a meeting would take place with the PP reps and the Borough Council who would be refining the questionnaire and she hoped that by the next Parish Council meeting there would be a clearer idea of how long it would take to be ready for distribution.

 

Cllr. Penfold enquired about the planning application which was pending for the work Little Apples / The Village Hall carried out to create a new pedestrian entrance into the village hall grounds. It was confirmed that the relevant paperwork was awaited and that they would be reminded that there was a protocol to be followed.

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.

 

 

Chairman ……………………………………………………………………………………Date……………………………

 

Appendices

Public Comments

Mr. Pat Murphy asked what the procedure for dealing with matters of public concern in relation to planning and the LDF should be, and whether it was worth while attending Parish Council meetings, or whether members of the public should look towards the Borough Council for participation.

 

Cllr. Ferguson confirmed that the Parish Council would be holding public meetings on matters of local concern including Highways issues, the LDF and the Neighbourhood Development Plan and that the Parish Council would be canvassing views, but that the Public also had every right to go to their Borough Council.

 

Cllr. Ferguson explained that the whole system had changed from Government level down to Parish Level and that we would have our say with regards to development over the 15 years or so covered by the LDF period.

4.0             Planning applications

 

 

REFERENCE / PLANNING

APPLICATION DETAILS

LOCATION

RECOMMENDATION/ DECISION

BDB/75518

HOUSEHOLDER

Erection of a single storey rear extension and internal alterations 8 Beaurepaire Close

Bramley

Tadley

RG26 5DT

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75548

HOUSEHOLDER

Replacement of rear flat roof dormers with first floor rear extension and construction of 3 no.hip roof dormer windows and insertion of rooflights. Various alterations to fenestration. Little Oak

Silchester Road

Bramley

RG26 5DG

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75444

MINOR DWELLINGS (1-9)

Erection of 1 no. four bedroom dwelling to replace existing dwelling Greenwoods

The Street

Bramley

RG26 5DD

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75520 Replacement of existing window with French doors Meade Barn

The Street

Bramley

RG26 5DD

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75505 Deadwood and trim canopy by 25% of a Sycamore tree 22 Wallis Drive

Bramley

RG26 5XQ

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75467 T4 & T5 – Lime – Removal of epicormic growth from main stem up to crown break 1 St Marys Avenue

Bramley

RG26 5UU

WITH PARISH PLANNING TEAM
BDB/75375

MINOR DWELLINGS

Conversion of farm buildings to 3 no. four bedroom live-work dwellings, erection of 2 no. new 2 bedroom live-work dwellings following demolition of existing outbuildings, conversion of 1 no. farm building to car ports and work unit together with associated parking, amenity areas and alterations to existing access road Bullsdown Farm

German Road

Bramley

Tadley

RG26 5AR

PARISH COUNCIL:

NO OBJECTION

BOROUGH COUNCIL:

NOT YET DECIDED

BDB/75376

Listed Building consents (alter/extend)

Conversion of farm buildings to 3 no. four bedroom live-work dwellings, erection of 2 no. new 2 bedroom live-work dwellings following demolition of existing outbuildings, conversion of 1 no. farm building to car ports and work unit together with associated parking, amenity areas and alterations to existing access road Bullsdown Farm

German Road

Bramley

Tadley

RG26 5AR

PARISH COUNCIL:

NO OBJECTION

BOROUGH COUNCIL:

NOT YET DECIDED

BDB/75361

NON STAT

T1 and T2 – Oak Trees – Crown clean canopy and reduce back laterals towards house 7 Oakmead

Bramley

Tadley

RG26 5JD

BOROUGH COUNCIL:

NOT YET DECIDED

BDB/75175

MINOR DWELLINGS (1-9)

Variation of condition 1 of planning permission BDB/74002 to amend plan numbers to allow for changes to windows and chimney and addition of roof lights. Variation of condition 4 to allow change to hard surfacing of driveway 12 Tudor Close

Bramley

RG26 5DB

PARISH COUNCIL:

NO OBJECTION

BOROUGH COUNCIL:

NOT YET DECIED

BDB/75423

NON-STAT

Sycamore Tree – 25% canopy reduction 24 Wallis Drive

Bramley

Tadley

RG26 5XQ

BOROUGH COUNCIL:

NOT YET DECIED

BDB/74857

MINOR DWELLINGS (1-9)

Extension of Time Limit specified in Condition 1 of BDB/69480 for the erection of 4 no. two bedroom, 2 no. three bedroom and 1 no. four bedroom dwellings with associated landscaping and parking, new access road and pedestrian route Land Adjacent To

24 Longbridge Road

Bramley

WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT